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Blood Test for Traumatic Brain Injury Gets FDA Approval

CBS news reported this week (2/15/18)- "The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injury gets FDA approval." One purpose of this blog is to keep the public aware of the rapidly changing field of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). It seems as though...

Flashing Lights and Traumatic Brain Injury

Many patients experience flashing lights when they experience significant head trauma. Flashing lights which are transient and well-connected to an immediate episode of head injury are usually of little consequence. Often individuals see stars in front of their eyes...

Traumatic Brain Injury and Visual Fatigue

After head injuries, a traumatic brain injury, people often say their eyes are "tired." If that seems vague, it is vague to me as well. Eye doctors want more specific information, but the complaint is real and common. Patients often state they want to close their...

Whiplash, Traumatic Brain Injury, and the Eyes

Whiplash is the term most frequently associated with automobile accidents. We hear the word all the time, is it a real thing? People who are injured often use this word to describe their personal experience of a collision. An individual describes the head jerking...

Traumatic Brain Injury and Eye Pain

After significant head trauma (TBI), patients frequently complain of eye pain. Interestingly, people complain of eye pain even when there was no direct injury to the eyeball itself. An observer would expect that an eye which was directly injured in a motor vehicle...

Smooth Pursuit and Traumatic Brain Injury

I have previously discussed the important role of saccadic eye movement in visual function. Saccades are rapid eye movements that allow a person to swiftly look from one place to another in the real world. Humans can quickly shift attention to an object in the field...

Headaches and Traumatic Brain Injury

Headaches are the single most common symptom after a significant head injury. Headaches occur in 30-50% of patients after concussion. Many symptoms disappear after a few days, but a surprising number of victims suffer for months and years after an accident. So what...

Floaters and Traumatic Brain Injury

In previous blogs, I have generally covered visual problems secondary to head injuries that are related to the brain. Obviously, there are vision problems related to direct trauma to the eye, but that has not really been the purpose of my blog. These direct eye...

Convergence Insufficiency and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

I have previously discussed the difficulty patients often have in reading after head injuries. I have also blogged on the importance of Accommodative Insufficiency, (the inability of an eye to focus up close) after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). There is one other...

Traumatic Brain Injury and Vision Therapy

I have already discussed in detail the numerous visual problems an individual can have after a traumatic head injury even if the eyeballs are healthy. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) affects the manner in which the eyes and brain communicate. The question then becomes...